|The Connection In My Life Between Depression and HIV - AIDSvideos.org|
Charlie Johnson, who has been living with HIV for fourteen years, describes the connection between depression and HIV in his life, including: how HIV's effect on the brain contributes to feelings of depression; different ways he has managed his depression; why he tried but stopped using antidepressant medications; and how helping other people has proven to be the most effective way for him to treat his own depression...
Keywords: HIV; AIDS; depression; antidepressant; heroin; injection drug; drug
|"If I Test HIV Positive, I'm Going to Commit Suicide!" (Don't!) - AIDSvideos.org|
Cass Mann, an HIV-positive gay man and the founder of UKâs only gay menâs HIV/AIDS charity Positively Healthy (http://www.posh-uk.org.uk/), talks about how people sometimes feel suicidal when they think they're about to test HIV positive or have tested HIV positive, and why suicide makes no sense. A person who is diagnosed HIV positive today can with intelligence expect to live a full lifespan with a good quality of life so long as they follow medical advice and take care of their health and n...
Keywords: HIV; AIDS; suicide; depression; support network; slow; recreational drug use; gay; MSM; deathstyles; lifestyles
|Is HIV a Death Sentence? - AIDSvideos.org|
Becky Kuhn, M.D. explains that an HIV diagnosis is NOT a death sentence. When a person is diagnosed with HIV, it's impossible to predict precisely what the course of that individual's infection will be. Some people diagnosed early in the epidemic did not progress to clinical AIDS and are still alive today. In the developed world, the median time between initial infection with HIV and the development of clinical AIDS symptoms may be as long as ten years...
Keywords: HIV; AIDS; testing; fear; death; sentence; STD; positive; prevention; education; lifespan; median; diagnosis; health; immune; system; depression; suicide
|Do I Have AIDS? Symptoms of AIDS - AIDSvideos.org|
Becky Kuhn, M.D., describes the symptoms of AIDS. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the symptoms include: * "rapid weight loss" * "dry cough" * "recurring fever or profuse night sweats" * "profound and unexplained fatigue" * "swollen lymph glands in the armpits, groin, or neck" * "diarrhea that lasts for more than a week" * "white spots or unusual blemishes on the tongue, in the mouth, or in the throat" * "pneumonia" * "red, brown, pink, or purplish blotc...
Keywords: hiv; aids; symptoms; swollen lymph glands; night sweats; rapid weight loss; dry cough; test; recurring; fever; fatigue; diarrhea; pneumonia; memory; depression; blotches; white spots; CDC; recommendation; positive